NYC Has Changed the Policy For Disposal Of Electronic Equipment

Effective January 1, 2015, the New York City Department of Sanitation has declared it illegal to place discarded electronic items on the street for collection.

In order to be in compliance with the new law, your building may elect to participate in the City’s “e-cycle” program to recycle certain electronic items that are banned from disposal and no longer in use.

Until specific details are worked out and a determination is made whether there is space in your building for storing a large NYC-provided e recycle bin, we ask that you NOT discard any electronic items which include: TVs, monitors, computers, laptops, small servers, printers/scanners, tablets/e readers, mobile phones, MP3 players, VCRs/DVRs/DVD players, video game consoles, cable satellite box, fax machines, keyboards, mice, and hard drives with your regular trash.

If you cannot store these items in your apartment, please note there are approved NYC drop off locations (no purchase required) at any Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, Staples (no TVs), or the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.  If this is not an option, please keep the electronics in your apartment to avoid having a violation issued against the building for improper disposal until further notice.  For more information on the new law, please go to www.nyc.gov/recycle.  Goodwill and Salvation Army are located on 23rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

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